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Handwriting Pt. 1: How it Relates to Reading
When I first speak to parents and teachers about handwriting, the general consensus is that it’s a bit antiquated and there isn’t much point to the instruction. This isn’t everyone, mind you, but the majority. I'd like to address why handwriting is crucial and how it connects with reading.
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Simple Activities to Accelerate Learning
In this blog I am sharing some non-academic cognitive processing activities, how to do them, and why and how they enhance learning. So many people have been requesting this information and I’m excited to share it.
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Bad Reading Habits - A Haunting Tale
Check out our first EBLI feature (3 minute) movie! Lilly Kuerbitz has been working with Cricket at OOPRC for several months. Let Lilly’s cautionary tale warn you and take a page out of her book – don’t let spooky bad reading habits trick you, your children, or your students this Halloween.
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What Exactly is EBLI?
Often I’m asked what EBLI is, how it differs from other instruction, and what it looks like when taught. The intention of this blog post is to give you a basic, foundational understanding of and exposure to EBLI.
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Formative Assessments for All
With the school year right around the corner, I want to introduce you to some powerful, FREE reading assessments to help you start off the year right.
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Why We Need to Teach Reading Differently
In this post I focus on a profoundly disturbing issue that is negatively affecting millions: the majority of children and adults in the US are not proficient at reading, writing, and spelling.
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